Your photoshoot consultation by Victoria J Photography, Shrewsbury

Your photoshoot consultation by Victoria J Photography, Shrewsbury

With all my photoshoots I offer a phone consultation after booking which allows to us plan your photoshoot together. I aim to make each and every photoshoot the perfect experience for you and your family. So what does this include and what can you expect during your consultation?

Your consultation will be a quick 20 minute chat at a time that is convenient for you. We can go into as much detail as you like. There may be things that you are undecided on which is absolutely no problem, we can discuss these things again when your arrive for your shoot.

I’ve put together a short list of questions that and things to consider when booking a photoshoot. These are the topics that we will discuss during your consultation.

1. What images are you hoping we will achieve?
For newborn sessions this is chosen from- sleepy shots, awake shots, props, sibling images, family images. Of course sleepy shots and awake shots are achieved in each photoshoot but do you have a preference?

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In the studio I have a small selection of props suitable for newborns – are there any that you particularly like and would like to include in your session? Do you not want props at all in which case we will stick to poses on the beanbag. Looking through my portfolio or my instagram page would give you a good idea of what images you prefer here. You are more than welcome to send some across if there are images you particularly want to capture.

Would you like to be included in the images? This is something that I always try to encourage. Your little one will only be so tiny for such a short amount of time and if you don’t like the images, they get deleted and you don’t need to have them. My style for family images is fairly relaxed–you don’t need to pose and smile as such.

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For babies and family photoshoots who will be included in the session? And do you want to capture family images, individual images, specific groups?2. What colours would you like included in your session?
For this, I always ask clients to consider the colours that they have throughout their home as this is most likely where you will display the images from your session. Do you use more neutral colours or bolder colours? Do you like block colours or patterns or a mixture of the two?
Of course, neutral colours are more timeless but pops of colour throughout your gallery can be fun too.
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3. What do you plan on wearing?
It is here that I am usually asked for advice. For all my photoshoots I recommend fairly neutral tones. Whites, greys and blues always look great. I recommend avoiding bold, bright colours, large logos or bold patterns. For families and groups, you don’t need to match but try to wear colours with similar tones in colours that compliment each other.For newborn shoots I suggest parents wear clothing without embellishments or patterns. Whites or blacks work great here and keeps the focus of the image on your newborn.4. Where are you thinking of displaying your images?
Whilst you may not expect to think about this until you have received your images, thinking about where you may like to display your images will help me create an image which suits your space, and recommend wall art products that perfectly compliment your home.

How would you describe your home? Is it traditional, modern? Do you prefer frames or something a bit more unusual?
Do you have a specific room in mind? Are there certain colours that you would like to bring out? Does your nursery have a theme that we can include?

5. Do you have anything sentimental that you would like to include in your images?
This could be an item of jewellery, a first Teddy, a family heirloom or simply something fun that you would like to include. I will always do my best to include these into the photoshoot- depending on the item, these images can be incredibly special.

6. Any questions?
For new parents, especially, the photoshoot is often the first outing with their little one so I expect you to have lots of questions. I pride myself on the relaxed nature of my newborn photoshoots and I want that to begin the moment you book. If there is anything at all that you are unsure of please feel free to ask away. For newborn sessions you will also be sent a short preparation guide to help you prepare, know what to bring etc.

I’d love to discuss a photoshoot for you and your family. Please get in touch if you would like to find out more.
Baby Groups Shrewsbury

Baby Groups Shrewsbury

I remember looking for baby groups when I had Emily and whilst we were home a lot of the time, I didn’t feel like I had a huge amount of time to search and search for groups. I spent ages looking for a directory of some sort where all the groups were listed but I could never find one! So with new mummies and daddies in mind- and because I have been to some lovely groups myself, I wanted to put something together for those of you in and around Shrewsbury that would make it a little easier to find a group that suits you.

Classes are grouped into the age of the child- babies, toddlers, preschool children.

Baby Groups Shrewsbury- suitable for brand new babies- 1 year

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Baby Massage with Baby Bird

3rd-24th February / Monday 9:30am / Eastern Oswestry Community Centre / from birth

2nd-23rd March / Monday 9:30am / Eastern Oswestry Community Centre / from birth

https://www.facebook.com/BabyBirdShropshire/

I loved baby massage with Emily, it really helped her settle and it was lovely bonding time. Katie runs these classes and she’s lovely!

 

Tippy Toes Baby Reflexology

4th-18th February / 10:15am / Radbrook Community Centre / Baby Reflexology Course / 4 weeks – 9 months

4th-18th February / 1pm / Eastern Oswestry Community Centre / Baby Reflexology Course / 4 weeks – 9 months

3rd- 24th March / 10:15am / Radbrook Community Centre / Baby Massage Course / 4 weeks old – crawling

13th Feb / Story Massage Valentines Session / 1pm / Open Space Studios Oswestry / 0-4 years

25th Feb / Story Massage Dear Zoo / 2pm / Button and Bear, Shrewsbury / 0-2 years

25th Feb / Story Massage We’re Going on a Bear Hunt / 2:45pm / Button and Bear, Shrewsbury / 2-4 years

2nd March / Story Massage Dear Zoo / 1pm / HorseHay Village Hall / 0-2 years

2nd March / Story Massage We’re Going on a Bear Hunt / 1:45pm / HorseHay Village Hall / 2-4 years

http://www.tippytoesreflexology.co.uk/

 

Baby Sensory

Shropshire

Monday 12:15-1:15pm / Bayston Hill Memorial Hall / Birth – 6 months

Monday 1:40-2:40pm / Bayston Hill Memorial Hall / Birth – 13 months

Monday 3:00-4:00pm / Bayston Hill Memorial Hall / Birth – 13 months

Tuesday 12:15-1:15 / Cabin Lane Church, Oswestry / Birth – 6 months

https://www.babysensory.com/shropshire/

https://www.facebook.com/babysensory.shropshire/

 

Telford

Wednesday 10-11am / MD School of Performing Arts, Telford / Birth – 13 months

Wednesday 1:00-2:00pm / MD School of Performing Arts, Telford / Birth – 6 months

Thursday 9:30-10:30am / MD School of Performing Arts, Telford / Birth – 13 months

Thursday 12:15-1:15pm / MD School of Performing Arts, Telford / Birth – 9 months

Thursday 1:30-2:30pm / MD School of Performing Arts, Telford / Birth – 13 months

https://www.babysensory.com/telford/

https://www.facebook.com/babysensory.telford/

Personally, I attended Baby Sensory with both my mine and absolutely loved it! I was sad when they both came to an end. I’ve been to both Telford and Shrewsbury classes and Helen and Claire are both amazing- they clearly love what they do and the classes are engaging and fun! I still remember the words to ‘Say Hello to the Sun’ 2 years on!

 

Bumps and Babies NCT Group Shrewsbury

Wednesday 10am-12pm / Palmer’s of Shrewsbury / From birth – 2 years

https://www.facebook.com/NCTShrewsbury/

This is a really nice, friendly group to attend whether you are expecting your baby, have a newborn or a 1-2 year old who is running around and exploring! The volunteers are brilliant and they are always looking for more if you want something to do with your little one regularly on a Wednesday morning.

 

Moo Music

Wednesday 10:00-10:45am / Oswestry, Cabin Lane Church / Birth – 5 years old

Wednesday 11:00-11:45am / Oswestry, Cabin Lane Church / Birth – Walking

Wednesday 12:00-12:45pm / Oswestry, Cabin Lane Church / Birth – 6 months

Wednesday 1:00-1:45pm / Oswestry, Cabin Lane Church / Mini

Thursday 10:30-11:15am / The Peach Tree, Shrewsbury / Birth – 5 years old

Thursday 11:30-12:15pm / The Peach Tree, Shrewsbury / Birth – Walking

Thursday 12:30-1:15pm / The Peach Tree, Shrewsbury / Birth – 6 months

https://www.moo-music.co.uk/areas/wbloc

 

Ready, Steady, Let’s Get Messy

Messy Play Playgroup / Wednesday / 9:30-10:30am  / Bayston Hill Memorial Hall, Shrewsbury /       6 months – 4 years

Messy Play Playgroup / Wednesday / 11:15-12:15pm / Bayston Hill Memorial Hall, Shrewsbury /       6 months – 4 years

https://www.letsgetmessy.co.uk/

Laura also holds themed parties for your little ones and has a number of really lovely themed sessions throughout the year at the Button & Bear Bookshop. Keep an eye on her website for more sessions and I will update here too!

 Ready, Steady Let’s Get Messy is also a lovely session! My children aren’t too good with messy play- my little boy especially hates mess but he loved the Peppa Pig session that we went to in Button and Bear. Laura is so lovely and again, the sessions are huge amounts of fun!

 

Mini Music Makers

Friday 10-10:45am / St Laurence’s Parish Centre, Church Stretton / babies (pre walking)

Monday 10:15-11 / Button and Bear Bookshop, Shrewsbury / babies (pre walking)

http://mini-musicmakers.co.uk/shropshire.html

 

Music Bugs

Tuesday 9:30am / Newport Cricket Club / Family Bugs – mixed age

Wednesday 10am / Medieval Madness, Shrewsbury / Family Bugs – Mixed age

Wednesday 11am / Medieval Madness, Shrewsbury / Mini Bugs 0-2 years

Wednesday 1pm / Epic Play 0-5, Horsehay, Telford / Family Bugs- Mixed age

Thursday 9:30am / Shifnal Scout Hut / Family Bugs- Mixed age

Thursday 10:30am / Shifnal Scout Hut / Baby Bugs- 0-walking

Thursday 1pm / Shrewsbury Reformed Church / Baby Bugs- 0-walking

Thursday 1:50pm / Shrewsbury Reformed Church / Family Bugs- Mixed age

Saturday 10am / Holy Trinity Church, Oakengates / Family Bugs- Mixed age

https://www.musicbugs.co.uk/shrewsbury/classes/

 

Rhyme Time

9th December 10:30-11am / Shrewsbury Library / 0-4 years

16th December 10:30-11am / Shrewsbury Library / 0-4 years

https://www.shropshire.gov.uk/libraries/library-events/shrewsbury-library-rhyme-time/

 

Rhythm Time

Tuesday 10:40am / The Wild Pig, Shrewsbury / Baby

Tuesday 11:20am / The Wild Pig, Shrewsbury / Baby

Monday 10:50am / Shrewsbury URC / Baby

Wednesday 10:50am / Shrewsbury URC / Baby

Wednesday 11:30am / Shrewsbury URC / Young Baby

Friday 10:30am / Shrewsbury URC /  Baby

Friday 11:10am / Shrewsbury URC /  Baby

Monday 1:10pm / Hadley Community Centre, Hadley / Baby

Monday 10:30am / Admaston House, Telford / Baby

Friday 11:45am / Theatre Square, Oakengates / Baby

Tuesday 1:10pm / St Johns Church, Lawley / Baby

Tuesday 1:50pm / St Johns Church, Lawley / Young Baby

Thursday 11:15am / St Johns Church, Lawley / Baby

Thursday 12:00pm / St Johns Church, Lawley / Young Baby

https://rhythmtime.net/classes?doSearch=1&franchise=117

 

Exercise with Baby

Friday 10am / Bayston Hill Memorial Hall, Shrewsbury / 6-16 months

Friday 11:15am / Bayston Hill Memorial Hall, Shrewsbury / 7 weeks – 7 months

Tuesday 10am / Hadley Community Centre / 5-15 months

Tuesday 11am / Hadley Community Centre / 7 weeks – 7 months

Wednesday 10am / Eastern Oswestry Community Centre / 5-15 months

Wednesday 11am / Eastern Oswestry Community Centre / 7 weeks – 7 months

http://exercisewithbaby.co.uk/shropshire-mid-wales/

 

Tumbletots

Monday 12:30-1:15pm / Cosy Hall, Newport / 6 months- walking

Tuesday 12:30-1:15pm / St Mary Magdalene Church Hall, Albrighton / 6 months – walking

Wednesday 12:30-1:15pm / St Georges Sports and Social Club, Telford / 6 months – walking

Friday 12:30-1:15pm / Mereside community Centre, Shrewsbury / 6 months – walking

Saturday 12:30-1:15pm / Park Lane centre, Telford / 6 months – walking

https://www.tumbletots.com/telford/book/

 

 

Baby groups Shrewsbury – Suitable for toddlers

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Bumps and Babies NCT Group Shrewsbury

Wednesday 10am-12pm / Palmer’s of Shrewsbury / From birth – 2 years

https://www.facebook.com/NCTShrewsbury/

 

Ready, Steady, Let’s Get Messy

Christmas messy play / Saturday 21st December / 1:00-1:45pm / Button & Bear, Shrewsbury

Messy Play Playgroup / Wednesday / 11:15-12:15pm / Bayston Hill Memorial Hall, Shrewsbury.

 

Laura also holds themed parties for your little ones and has a number of really lovely themed sessions throughout the year at the Button & Bear Bookshop. Keep an eye on her website for more sessions and I will update here too!

Ready, Steady Let’s Get Messy sessions are so much fun! My children aren’t too good with messy play- my little boy especially hates mess but both he and Emily loved the Peppa Pig session that we went to in Button and Bear. Laura is so lovely and we’d definitely return.

https://www.letsgetmessy.co.uk/

 

Moo Music

Wednesday 10:00-10:45am / Oswestry, Cabin Lane Church / Birth – 5 years old

Thursday 10:30-11:15am / The Peach Tree, Shrewsbury / Birth – 5 years old

https://www.moo-music.co.uk/areas/wbloc

 

Pajama Drama

Friday 12:30-1:10pm (3rd Friday of every month) / Bayston Hill Memorial Hall / 2-3 years old

Tuesday 12:30- 1:20pm / Button and Bear Bookshop, Shrewsbury / 2-4 years old

Thursday 1-1:45pm / Pirates and Princesses, Telford / 2-4 years old

https://www.pyjamadrama.com/classes/?postcode=shrewsbury

Emily LOVED pajama drama when she used to do it in nursery. I wasn’t able to make the classes unfortunately but Emily used to talk about it all the time so she clearly really enjoyed them! Pajama drama also offer birthday parties and monthly special classes as well as classes in schools and nurseries!

 

Mini Music Makers

Friday 11:20-12pm / St Laurence’s Parish Centre, Church Stretton / toddlers

Monday 11:30-12:15pm / Button and Bear Bookshop, Shrewsbury / toddlers

http://mini-musicmakers.co.uk/shropshire.html

 

Music Bugs

Tuesday 9:30am / Newport Cricket Club / Family Bugs – mixed age

Wednesday 10am / Medieval Madness, Shrewsbury / Family Bugs – Mixed age

Wednesday 11am / Medieval Madness, Shrewsbury / Mini Bugs 0-2 years

Wednesday 1pm / Epic Play 0-5, Horsehay, Telford / Family Bugs- Mixed age

Thursday 1:50pm / Shrewsbury Reformed Church / Family Bugs- Mixed age

Thursday 9:30am / Shifnal Scout Hut / Family Bugs- Mixed age

Saturday 10am / Holy Trinity Church, Oakengates / Family Bugs- Mixed age

https://www.musicbugs.co.uk/shrewsbury/classes/

 

Rhyme Time

9th December 10:30-11am / Shrewsbury Library / 0-4 years

16th December 10:30-11am / Shrewsbury Library / 0-4 years

https://www.shropshire.gov.uk/libraries/library-events/shrewsbury-library-rhyme-time/

 

Rhythm Time

Tuesday 10:00am / The Wild Pig, Shrewsbury / Toddler

Monday 10:10am / Shrewsbury URC / Toddler

Wednesday 10:10am / Shrewsbury URC / Toddler

Friday 9:50am / Shrewsbury URC / Toddler

Monday 9:45am / Admaston House, Telford / Toddler

Friday 10:15am / Theatre Square, Oakengates / Toddler

Friday 11:00am / Theatre Square, Oakengates / Toddler

Thursday 9:45am / St Johns Church, Lawley / Toddler

Thursday 10:30am / St Johns Church, Lawley / Toddler

https://rhythmtime.net/classes?doSearch=1&franchise=117

 

Exercise with Baby

Friday 10am / Bayston Hill Memorial Hall, Shrewsbury / 6-16 months

Tuesday 10am / Hadley Community Centre / 5-15 months

Wednesday 10am / Eastern Oswestry Community Centre / 5-15 months

http://exercisewithbaby.co.uk/shropshire-mid-wales/

 

Tumbletots

Monday 10:30-11:15am / Cosy Hall, Newport / 2-3 years

Tuesday 10:30-11:15am / St Mary Magdalene Church Hall, Albrighton / 2-3 years

Wednesday 10:30-11:15am / St Georges Sports and Social Club, Telford / 2-3 years

Friday 10:30-11:15am / Mereside community Centre, Shrewsbury / 2-3 years

Saturday 10:30-11:15am / Park Lane centre, Telford / 2-3 years

https://www.tumbletots.com/telford/book/

 

Groups for Preschool children

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Moo Music

Wednesday 10:00-10:45am / Oswestry, Cabin Lane Church / Birth – 5 years old

Thursday 10:30-11:15am / The Peach Tree, Shrewsbury / Birth – 5 years old

https://www.moo-music.co.uk/areas/wbloc

 

Pajama Drama

Tuesday 12:30- 1:20pm / Button and Bear Bookshop, Shrewsbury / 2-4 years old

Thursday 1-1:45pm / Pirates and Princesses, Telford / 2-4 years old

Emily LOVED pajama drama when she used to do it in nursery. I wasn’t able to make the classes unfortunately but Emily used to talk about it all the time so she clearly really enjoyed them! Pajama drama also offer birthday parties and monthly special classes as well as classes in schools and nurseries!

https://www.pyjamadrama.com/classes/?postcode=shrewsbury

 

Music Bugs

Tuesday 9:30am / Newport Cricket Club / Family Bugs – mixed age

Wednesday 10am / Medieval Madness, Shrewsbury / Family Bugs – Mixed age

Wednesday 1pm / Epic Play 0-5, Horsehay, Telford / Family Bugs- Mixed age

Thursday 9:30am / Shifnal Scout Hut / Family Bugs- Mixed age

Thursday 1:50pm / Shrewsbury Reformed Church / Family Bugs- Mixed age

Saturday 10am / Holy Trinity Church, Oakengates / Family Bugs- Mixed age

https://www.musicbugs.co.uk/shrewsbury/classes/

 

Rhyme Time

9th December 10:30-11am / Shrewsbury Library / 0-4 years

16th December 10:30-11am / Shrewsbury Library / 0-4 years

https://www.shropshire.gov.uk/libraries/library-events/shrewsbury-library-rhyme-time/

 

Rhythm Time

Monday 9:30am / Shrewsbury URC / Preschool

https://rhythmtime.net/classes?doSearch=1&franchise=117

 

Tumbletots

Monday 11:30-12:15pm / Cosy Hall, Newport / 3-4 years

Tuesday 11:30-12:15pm / St Mary Magdalene Church Hall, Albrighton / 3-4 years

Wednesday 11:30-12:15pm / St Georges Sports and Social Club, Telford / 3-4 years

Friday 11:30-12:15pm / Mereside community Centre, Shrewsbury / 3-4 years

Saturday 11:30-12:15 / Park Lane centre, Telford / 3-4 years

https://www.tumbletots.com/telford/book/

 

 

Victoria is a photographer based in Shrewsbury offering photography from pregnancy through to your little one’s 1st Birthday.

You can find out more about her photoshoots here: Maternity, Newborns, Babies and Family, Cake Smash

 

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